Tamales by La Casita serves great tamales. It is an updated version of a restaurant that has been in the neighborhood that has been in the neighborhood for many years; I've eaten at the original La Casita over the years. The décor is bright and cheery but very simple. The service is very friendly. When my order took a little longer, the owner noticed my plight, got me my food, and refilled my water herself.
The restaurant serves a full complement of Mexican dishes, but I took a hint from the name and ordered a half dozen tamales, a mixture of red and green chiles. Wow, were they good. As you can see, they came wrapped in foil from the steamer. I don't know which filling I preferred---both were outstanding. They were mildly spicy but just enough to get your attention. The heat of the filling is perfectly complemented by masa. I'm really glad I found the latest incarnation of La Casita.